The Justice Department is investigating a potential crime related to funneling money to the White House or related political committee in exchange for a presidential pardon, according to court records unsealed Tuesday in federal court.
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Looks like it just recently ended. What's going on?
My name is Wren, I'm a MtF transgender woman, and I turn 18 in less than a month. I've been on the phone with 4 separate people about this today, so I'm emotionally exhausted. I will not be including the exact details of what happened because it's too much to say it again for the 7th time today.
I was 16 and in a residential treatment center. I was in the male dorm because my parents wanted me to be. I was sexually harassed and threatened a lot. Out of nowhere this guy rips me out of my chair and starts kicking my guts in while calling me a tranny and a faggot and that he was going to kill me. It was pre-meditated, he told one of his friends to watch before he did it, it was obviously unprovoked, and he threatened to kill me again while the nurse was taking my vitals and fixing my busted lip.
Almost a week later, he told me, "If I ever see you outside of here I'm going to fucking kill you" and that when he becomes a cop, if he ever pulls over someone like me he's going to fucking shoot them.
It was never reported to the police because the RTC had a vested interest in it staying small. My parents refused to press charges even though I strongly wanted to. I'm turning 18 though and will be able to press charges because I have rights now I guess. The statute of limitations for assault and battery is 4 years in Utah, and I think this counts as felony assault and child abuse because he was between 18 and 19 when he did it.
I'm so scared that this is going to be some kind of spectacle and I'm going to get dragged through the mud. He wanted to join the military last I heard, and if he's with the army he might get a really good attorney. It's like fucking gasoline for any right-wing magazine. I imagine the headline would be, "Queer Transgender Tries to Ruin the Life of Army Veteran 2 Years Later." I'm just really fucking nervous, and I'm not going to tell my parents that I'm pursuing criminal charges. They lost their right to be involved in any of this when they asked a 16-year-old how she would pay for her attorney, and said shit like, "How do you know that being a cop won't be the thing that saves his life?"
I don't know... this whole thing is just unearthing a lot of shit that I didn't know was there. I just had to pretend this never happened for more than a year to preserve my own sanity, and now I'm getting hit like a freight train. I would really appreciate it if anyone who's been here before could offer some kind words.
Thanks for your time,
Aside from the racial drama, some people were expecting way, way more after CBS teased the announcement yesterday as "not a product announcement, but better than a product announcement". For more context, here was the pre-announcement hype thread from yesterday.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the demure firebrand who in her 80s became a legal, cultural, and feminist icon has died. The Supreme Court announced her death, saying the cause was complications from cancer. Architect of the legal fight for women’s rights in the 1970s, Ginsburg subsequently served 27 years on the nation’s highest court, becoming its most prominent member. Her death will inevitably set in motion what promises to be a nasty and tumultuous political battle over who will succeed her, and it thrusts the Supreme Court vacancy into the spotlight of the presidential campaign.
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